What is a bill?

A bill is a proposal for a law or a change to an existing law. A bill becomes law (an Act) when agreed to in identical form by both houses of Parliament and assented to by the Governor-General.

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  • Date
    24 Aug 2011 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to: establish the Parliamentary Budget Office and the position of Parliamentary Budget Officer to provide independent and non-partisan analysis of the budget cycle, fiscal policy and the financial implications of proposals; and provide for the functions and governance of the Office;
    Charter of Budget Honesty Act 1998
    to provide that parties with at least five members in Parliament may request election costings from the Departments of Treasury and Finance;
    Freedom of Information Act 1982
    to list the Office as an exempt agency; and
    Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976
    and
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
    to make consequential amendments. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    14 Mar 2013 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Treasury 
    Summary
    Amends the:
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to: require the Parliamentary Budget Office (PBO) to publish a report on designated parliamentary parties’ publicly announced policies by 30 days after a government forms following a general election; and set out the framework for the PBO to obtain information from Commonwealth bodies during the caretaker period; and Taxation Administration Act 1953 to enable the Australian Taxation Office to provide the PBO with otherwise protected taxpayer information. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    23 Aug 2001 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    09 Mar 2005 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to: provide for the creation of a statutory position of Parliamentary Librarian; and make consequential amendments to the
    Long Service Leave (Commonwealth Employees) Act 1976
    and
    Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973
    . Also gives statutory status to the Parliamentary Library and the Security Management Board. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Nov 2012 
    Chamber
    Senate 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to: clarify the roles and responsibilities of secretaries of parliamentary service departments; amend the role and responsibilities of the Senior Executive Service; clarify when reviews of action may be undertaken by the Parliamentary Service Merit Protection Commissioner (MPC); provide for the Parliamentary Service Commissioner (the commissioner) to undertake investigations into whistleblower reports after notifying the Presiding Officers; enable the commissioner and the MPC to delegate their powers and functions; revise the Parliamentary Service Values and Parliamentary Service Code of Conduct and provide for Parliamentary Service Employment Principles; add a statement about the role of the parliamentary service; and make technical amendments in relation to: code of conduct; whistleblower reports; review of actions; non-ongoing parliamentary service employees; confidentiality of information; immunity from suit; legislative instruments; and acting appointments for statutory office-holder positions. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    26 Nov 2014 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Service Act 1999
    to provide that: the Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police (AFP), or a Deputy Commissioner or a senior executive AFP employee nominated by the Parliamentary Presiding Officers be a member of the Security Management Board; and a function of the board is the operation of security measures. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    28 Jun 1999 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Sponsor
     

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    11 Oct 2006 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Special Minister of State 
    Summary
    Amends the
    Parliamentary Superannuation Act 2004
    to increase the superannuation contribution for members of parliament elected in the 2004 and later elections from 9 per cent to 15.4 per cent. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Parliamentary Superannuation Bill 2004, the bill amends the
    Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948
    to: close the Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Scheme to new members from the next general election; and suspend retiring allowances being paid to former senators and members who are again elected at or after the next general election; and
    Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948
    and
    Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990
    to allow a limited salary sacrifice facility for senators and members who are entitled to superannuation under the new arrangements. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum

  • Date
    01 Apr 2004 
    Chamber
    House of Representatives 
    Status
    Act 
    Portfolio
    Finance and Administration 
    Summary
    Introduced with the Parliamentary Superannuation and Other Entitlements Legislation Amendment Bill 2004, the bill establishes new superannuation arrangements for persons who become members of the Federal Parliament at or after the next general election. The new arrangements will involve a 9 per cent contribution payable into a superannuation fund nominated by the senator or member. 

    Bill | Explanatory Memorandum